Well the year is off with a bang! I sewed all day yesterday and actually FINISHED my camo fleece. Shocking! (And I did actually eat with the family, though that was about the extent of my family time till about 8 PM.) Now I have to say that I don't know what I was thinking when I bought this material. Sure, I think it's cute and snuggly, but I wasn't thinking about where I would wear it. I was going to do a neutral nylon overlay, but then I realized this purple fabric was not blue - I got it to go on my mom's Auburn fleece - so I decided to use it for my jacket. Yikes - should've gone with a dark gray.
I think it would be nice to wear to an Outdoor Woman weekend for sure, though I wouldn't want to skin a deer in it. Maybe if we go eat at David's Catfish House...or Longhorn Steakhouse...or definitely the restaurant in Bass Pro Shop.
But this time I overcasted all the raw edges and this didn't ravel nearly as bad as the other stuff. So the inside looks better plus there's no scratchy glue. Junior, we can still trade if you like this one better! And I worked out the elastic cuffs as you can see. I attached the casing to the sleeve and left an inch opening to insert the elastic like you would for a waistband - much easier for me.
So today I got my mom's fleece started with a navy blue twill overlay on orange fleece (I'm all about obnoxious fleece, huh), and I even whipped Lucas's fleece pajama shirt together in 10 minutes. Alas, that was the pattern with the neck that is way too big, so it'll take some creativity to rescue that one. Let me just say that gathering a neckline sure is pretty, but not very masculine... especially when your fabric is covered with sweet rubber duckies. This may have to mysteriously disappear.
Here's to continued productivity in 2011!